Seahawks’ DK Metcalf posts 10.36-second finish in 100-meter dash at USATF Golden Games

Oct 25, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Dk Metcalf (14) prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

DK Metcalf’s dreams of competing at the Olympic Games may be out of reach for now, but the Seahawks wide receiver held his own sprinting at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Golden Games and Distance Open on Sunday. Days after NBC Sports reported that the Pro Bowler had entered to run the 100-meter dash in an attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, Metcalf finished last among nine runners in the event. His 10.36-second time, however, stood out considering it kept him in the mix until the finish line and came from one of the NFL’s most physically imposing pass catchers at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds.

A 10.05-second finish would’ve automatically qualified Metcalf for the Olympic Trials, which are used to select representatives for the Olympic Games. Coming in, the wideout was expected to need at least a 10.2-second finish to have a chance at “advancing.” Still, Metcalf has already drawn his fair share of praise — from in and outside of the sprinting community — for his Sunday performance.

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